Creative Connections inaugurated at Jotsoma
Kohima, April 15 (EMN): Coinciding with the World Arts Day, advisor to the chief minister Abu Metha inaugurated ‘Creative Connections’– an art space meant for providing platform for the artist community in Nagaland– at the Regional Centre of Excellence for Music and Performing Arts, Jotsoma, on Thursday. ‘Creative Connections’ was an initiative of the Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA).
Addressing the artist community, Metha said Creative Connections would further create opportunities, vistas and avenues to the art community to continue expanding their imaginations.
He encouraged artists to use internet and social media platforms to showcase their talents not just to audiences here but to the global community saying that their works can reach millions in a matter of seconds through such platforms.
“If you put in hard work and use the tools that are at your disposal in a positive way, there is no reason why you can’t convert your dreams into reality,” Metha added.
He has termed the artists as leaders as they have the power to influence human beings young and old, inspire everybody, and impact people’s minds.
“Artists don’t give speeches, nor lead governments or implement policies. But the work of artists reach to enormous audiences. They influence minds, change people’s concepts, and share their imaginations with unlimited audiences,” he added.
While reminding that leadership comes with responsibilities, he said it should be the responsibility of the artists community to carry the positive image of people and preserve “our ways of life for future generations.”
“Even as humans live in the modern world, its imagination goes back to thousands of years because of the work of art like paintings on walls, carvings etc. Likewise, artists of today will tell our stories hundred years on, thousand years on,” the advisor encouraged.
Advisor of TaFMA, Theja Meru, said the Creative Connection was a long felt dream of the artists community especially those from fine arts.
“So far there’s not been an official place where artists can say this is our space, this is where we work, this is where we meet. Therefore, TaFMA felt it was time to get this space and give it to artists,” he said.
The advisor expressed hope that the space would host not only artists but also dance practices, art camps, exchange programmes etc. in the days to come. He further stated that TaFMA is doing everything to promote all forms of arts including music, dance, fashion, and fine arts.